Refuse and recycling - containers and stickers

Containers, Bags and Stickers - Pricing

Pricing effective July 1, 2023.

If you would like to change your existing cart size or begin using carts (vs. stickers), contact Lakeshore Recycling at 630.581.8650 or Please note: A $25 container exchange/delivery fee will apply from Lakeshore.

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half refuse bag

Half Refuse Bag (20 gal)
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65 gallon recycling toter

65 Gal. Recycling Toter

(Additional recycling toter $3.25)

35 gallon refuse toter35 Gal. Refuse Rental/Month$21.63
65 gallon refuse toter65 Gal. Refuse Rental/Month$22.82
95 gallon refuse toter95 Gal. Refuse Rental/Month$24.02
65 Gal. Yard Waste Rental/Month$25.00
updated Jun 21, 2023


Carts and Toters

Change cart sizes

To change cart sizes, please contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems at 630.581.8650 or A $25 container exchange/delivery fee will apply from Lakeshore.

Service and Contacts

How can I learn more about Lakeshore Recycling and its services?

Lakeshore Recycling Systems is the refuse & recycling contractor for residents within St. Charles city limits.

More information is at


Report garbage or recycling has not been picked up

To report that garbage and/or recycling has not been picked up,


Schedule - Curbside Refuse and Recycling Pickup

The Curbside Refuse Pick Up Schedule is as follows for residents living within the city limits of St. Charles:

Residents living east of the river: Monday collection

Residents living west of the river: Tuesday collection

Refuse collection holidays are as follows:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

When scheduled collection falls on one of these holidays, collections are delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

More details about services and costs are also on the Lakeshore Recycling Systems website at

Stickers and Bags

Where to Buy Waste Stickers and Bags

Stickers for yardwaste bags/refuse and half-refuse bags (20 gallon) can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Do it Best Hardware (waste stickers only), 3619 E. Main Street
  • DG Ace Hardware (waste stickers only), 2650 E. Main Street  
  • Meijer Foods (waste stickers only), 855 S. Randall Rd.
  • Ace Hardware (waste stickers only), 617 W. State St. (Geneva)  
  • Jewel Foods (waste stickers & half-refuse bags), 652 Kirk Rd.
  • Jewel Foods (waste stickers & half-refuse bags), 2073 Prairie St.
  • Jewel Foods (waste stickers only), 375 Randall Rd. (South Elgin)
  • City Hall (waste stickers & half-refuse bags), 2 E. Main Street  

Pricing information is at